FOR CONSUMERS & BUSINESSES AFFECTED BY THE STORM
Better Business Bureau understands that the days
after a disaster are a stressful time for victims; therefore, we have compiled
the below list of helpful resources to aid you in your clean-up efforts.
For general questions regarding the reliability of
a business, contact the BBB at www.bbb.org or 309-688-5124.
Many localities require additional licensing after
a disaster, to check a business license or local codes related to storm
clean-up, contact your local city/county licensing department at 309-477-2264
To ensure that a business is registered to do
business in your state, contact your 800-732-8866 http://www.revenue.state.il.us.
Check with your insurance company about policy
coverage and specific filing requirements.
For clean-up related to potentially harmful
chemicals, contact your state’s Department of Environmental Protection at 217-782-7860
If you have downed power lines or broken gas lines,
contact your service provider or call 911 if an immediate danger exists.
advice on coping after a disaster, contact the Federal Emergency Management
Agency (FEMA) at 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or www.fema.gov.
To find out about possible road closures and
detours, contact your state’s Department of Transportation at 217-782-2937 or http://www.dot.state.il.us/
For general questions or complaints related to
insurance, contact your state’s Department of Insurance at 217-782-4515.
Disaster victims should never feel forced to make a
hasty decision or to choose an unknown contractor. Start With Trust. For
reliable information, lists of BBB Accredited Businesses by industry, BBB Business
Reviews and advice you can trust, visit www.bbb.org or call 309-688-5124.